Saturday, June 2, 2012

Medical Arms Race

Astute. These guys get extra points for doing it in the style of Dr. Seuss. There is an extra dash of irony here, considering that Dartmouth Med School just took on Dr. Seuss' name. It's just what the Dartmouth Atlas has been telling us for years: empty beds and idle OR suites don't stay that way. The more you have, the more you use, and the more everyone pays.

Thankfully Hilary, as a family practitioner, is a bit removed from the front lines of this decades-long medical arms race. It is tough to argue that there are too many general practitioners, or that they are over-consumed (over-worked, maybe, but that's different).

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